On Friday, March 30, DeKalb (Ala.) deputies arrested John Scroggins of Rossville, Ga. Scroggins is a registered sex offender and Georgia parolee who had attempted to illegally relocate to DeKalb County Alabama in the Kilpatrick community. Scroggins refused to register as a sex offender with DeKalb County and had in any case not been given permission by Georgia and Alabama parole to relocate.
When the deputies tried to serve an arrest warrant on Scroggins at a Kilpatrick residence, they were advised that he had fled the home. He was found after a short search of the area. Scroggins resisted arrest by the DeKalb deputies and Crossville police officers but was ultimately taken into custody.
Scroggins was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, attempting to elude and resisting arrest. Further charges from Alabama and Georgia are pending.
DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris added that Scroggins had been stopped over a month ago on a routine traffic stop by a Lt. Rigstad. The lieutenant advised him that if he was going to be living in Alabama he needed to contact his parole officer in Georgia, and if he was going to live in DeKalb County he needed to register at the sheriff’s office. “Mr. Scroggins did not apply and we had received a tip that he was still in the Kilpatrick area,” said the sheriff. “So he was located and arrested for the above charges.”